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NBA Stars Threaten To Strike Over Fines WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. V«. (AP) - The first player strike in the National Basketball Association's 28-year history was threatened today following a decision by the league's board of governors to fine nine of the 11 players who participated in last month's All-Star Game against the American Basketball Association. After Commissioner Walter Kennedy announced Friday that the governors had unanimously passed a resolution directing him to fine each player the amount he received for playing, Larry Fleisher, executive director of the NBA Players' Association, disclosed the strike threat. Fleisher said from New York that the association-had voted unanimously at a meeting in Spain May 30—five days after the game at Uniondale, N.Y.,- that, if the owners decided to fine them for playing in the game, they would take every legal recourse—including a strike, to prevent it. The nine players named to pay the fines were Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich of Los Angeles, Nate Archibald of Cincinnati, Archie Clark of Baltimore, Dave DeBusschere of Forty-one teams of 205 men competed in the first ABC bowling championships in Chicago in 1901. New York. John Havlictk of Boston, Bob Lanler of Detroit, Bob Love of Chicago and Oscar Robertson of Milwaukee. None had received permission from his club owner to play. Connie Hawkins and Paul Silas of Phoenix, the other two members of the NBA all-star squad, had been granted permission to play by Suns'owner Dick Bloch. Kennedy said each player who participated without permission would be fined an amount equal to the sum he received for playing with the money collected to be donated to charities or research foundations. "The concept of the board of governors attempting to fine the players for presenting a game that over 25 million Americans watched is outrageous," Fleisher said. A section in the NBA players' standard contract forbids them from taking part in exhibition games without the approval of their club owners. While Kennedy was announcing the unprecedented decision at the conclusion of the two- day governors' meetings, he also disclosed: —That Abe Pollin, owner of the Baltimore Bullets, had been named to the newly created position of chairman of the board. —That a decision on the Julius Erving case had been postponed. -That Pollin would meet within a week with H. Wendell Cherry of the Kentucky Colonels and discuss further the proposed merger with the ABA. —That the governors had briefly discussed the option clause, which the players association is seeking to have dropped before approving a merger. —And that Irving Levin and Harold Lipton, whose application to purchase the Boston Celtics had been rejected Thursday, made another presentation before the board. WCT Season Starts June 27 DALLAS (API-World Championship Tennis starts its 1172 season June 27 in St. Louis, the first of 11 stops on the schedule. WCT officials said Saturday each is a $50,000 tournament, with the winner getting $10,000 and the runnerup, $5,000. Following St. Louis, competition is scheduled in Washington, Louisville, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Worth and San Francisco. Canadian stops are Montreal and Vancouver. Two tournaments are also scheduled in Europe—the Canada Dry-TCT International in Essen, Germany, in October and the Caballero World Tennis in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in November. PAMPA, TEXAS ««th YEAR Sunday, June II, 1072 Swede Lee Promoted To Aggie Varsity Staff 'COLLEGE STATION, Tex, (AP) - Texas A*M athletic director and head football coach Emory Bellard announced Sunday that Rex Norris, line coach at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana the past two years has joined the Aggie football staff as freshman line coach. The 32-year-old Norris fills a vacancy created when Pug Gabrel recently accepted the post of offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. "Naturally we regret Gabrel's leaving and we wish him well in his new position," Bellard said. "At the same time we feel that Rex Norris will be a valuable addition to our staff." The changes brought about a slight reshuffling of coaching assignments. Swede Lee moves from the fresham staff to replace Gabrel as defensive end coach for the varsity while Norris joins head freshman coach Paul Register and backfield Donnie Wigginton of the freshman staff. Norris grew up in San Angelo where he was a guard-linebacker at Central High, graduating in 1958. He played two years under Max Bumgardner at San An- gelo College and then two years at East Texas State. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education and history in 1982 and then stayed on as a graduate assistant coach while attaining his masters degree in education. He was an assistant coach at Carrollton Turner for six years and was line coach and defensive coordinator when he left in 1970 to become an assistant at Navarro. Norris is married to the former Dolores Teaff of Sweetwater. They have a daughter, Whitney Rae, 7, and a son, Rex Jr., 6. Mrs. Norris is a cousin of Grant Teaff, head football coach at Baylor. 400 DAILY GOLFERS LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Golf pro Joe Mann of the Longboat Key Golf Club says his course off the Sarasota mainland had to be one of the busiest in the last few months. The club has 600 members and 400 daily players. Mann, who came from York, Pa., in 1961, formerly worked under pro Leo O'Grady at the old PGA National course in Dunedin, Fla. He is in his third year at Longboat Key. 'The Boys of Summer,' Chicago Style Or-IV/ien a Cab fan TWnfa Back, He Wishes He Hadn't By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK-(NEA)-For a guy from Chicago, the most woesome part of Roger Kahn's best seller, "The Boys of Summer," comes when the interviewing author takes Andy Pafko, the retired ball player, out for lunch. And Pafko orders a club sandwich. "Furillo, Snider and guys who could play like that, you oughta buy them steaks." says Pafko. With that humble thought, it all comes back: The lifetime supply of inferiority with which the Cubs provided an entire city during the last three decades. One realizes that it was inescapable. If Pafko couldn't shed the cloak of mediocrity, who could? And we traded him off only when he became too good. He hit .304 in 1951 and people thought it might be catching. He went to the Dodgers for a year-and-a- half. And thus played on the team of Robinson and Furillo and Snider and Campy and Reese which had been chronicled in "The Boys of Summer." "No," Pafkp told Kahn, "I don't belong in that book. I wasn't in the class with Snider and Furillo." No, Andy, don't say it ain't so. The Cubs set a major- ANDY PAFKO SLIDES safely into a place beyond even the wildest dreams of most members of the 1948 Chicago Cubs, third base. Taking the throw is the Philadelphia Phillies' Eddie Miller. league record for botchery that is staggering. They finished in the second division 20 straight seasons, starting in 1948. Many an impressionable Chicago boyhood- many an impressionable Chicago adulthood, for that matter—were stunted beyond repair. Losing for a Chicagoan was as natural as a monsoon for a Tibetan. Yet there was always a ray of sunshine. One year a rookie named Bob Speake hit something like 10 homers in May until the opposing catchers discovered his weakness, all weaknesses: They whispered to him as he came to bat, "You're a Cubbie, you're a Cubbie." Whiff. Whiff. Whiff. There was the pitcher, Bill Faul, who would hypnotize himself before a game, and talk to his arm. But he always seemed to hypnotize the wrong arm. There were, in spring- times, the inspired double play combinations, which were always going to make us forget Tinker-to-Evers- to-Chance. But by midsummer, they were: Emil Verban-to-Roy Smalley-to the grandstands; Bob Ramaz- zotti-to-Smalley-to the grandstands; Wayne Terwilliger- to-Smalley-to the grandstands; Gene Mauch-to Roy Smalley-to the grandstands. And more, much more. There was in 1957 a local high school star named Jim Woods. He was signed right off the Lane Tech High School campus and put on the Cubs bench. He was a bright hope. The Cubs put him in the last game of the season as a pinch-runner. He came out of the dugout, stepped on third base, then took a one-step lead and was picked off. The Cub magic had done its dirty work on Jim Woods. Inevitably, it caught up with Pafko, too. Once he came to bat for the Cubs in the ninth inning with the score tied and the bases, mysteriously, loaded. A young, wild pitcher plunked Pafko in the ribs with a fast ball. Winning run scored, of course. As Pafko walked toward first base, he had words with the downhearted pitcher. Then Pafko stalked toward the mound. Using pure Cub logic, he had reasoned that the pitcher had hit him on purpose. Another time, also with the bags loaded, Pafko was convinced he had caught a fly ball against the vines at Wrigley Field. But the umpire signaled he had trapped it. Pafko raced to the infield, screaming at the ump and brandishing the ball in his bare hand as proof of his catch. All four runners scored. Years have passed. The Cubs win more games now than they used to, but they still can't win a pennant. And in our hearts, Andy Pafko and the rest of us know they never will. It's the Cub complex. The club sandwich complex. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Lone Star 500 Pole Qualifying Begins Thurs. In College Station COLLEGE STATION. Tex. I AP)—Richard Petty, Bobby Isaac and Bobby Allison—three of stock car racing's hottest drivers—will duel for the top spot on the Lone Star 500 here next Sunday. The Lone Star 500, one of the major events on this year's NASCAR-Winston Cup racing circuit, is expected to establish Texas track records for speed and attendance. Some 70 drivers will arrive Wednesday for the start of pre- race activities. Petty, the only driver to win four Winston Cup events this season, is leading the overall championship point race. Allison, who is on top in the second leg of the points race by finishing first or second in the majority of this year's events, may repeat the duel he staged with Petty in the Texas 500 here last December. Petty won when Allison came up with late MING STROKES by Frank Beard ';: 54-Jack's Putting Vision There is an axiom about putting that says you should have your eyes over the ball. That axiom should be buried. If you have your eyes over the ball, you're looking at the line lo the hole with peripheral vision. You won't see it well enough. Watch Jack Nicklaus, the Masters champion. He cocks his head downward and behind the ball. He gets a better idea of the line of his putt. And that's what all of us should be doing with our engine problems. Isaac, one of NASCAR's toughest competitors, won the first 500-miler ever held here, in 1969. He has captured pole position starting spots at Daytona Beach, Darlington and Michigan this year. All three, along with other top drivers, will qualify here Thursday. Texas World Speedway officials said the large field, combined with the probability of good racing weather, should break the track speed record of 144.277 miles per hour set by Isaac in 1969. Ed Hamblin, TWS executive director, predicts "at least 40,000" racing fans will be on hand which would break the attendance record. Fifty cars will start the Lone Star 500 which offers a Texas record purse of $95,000, with the winner due to take home more than $12,000. A COMPLETE RECORD NEW YORK (AP) - "The Book of Baseball Records," edited and published by Seymour Siwoff, is one of the most complete first edition record books ever turned out on the major leagues. WING STROKES by Frank Beard 55—Lining Up Putts putt, you may not be taking a broad enough view of your subject. Before you look at your putt, quickly survey the slope of the green in general. Gravity will make your putt roll with that slope. Then assess your putt, keeping in mind what you have learned about the overall green. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) If you frequently are not sure about the break in a (NEXT: Fairway Bunker Shots.) eyes while putting. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) (NEXT: Lining Up Putts.) FORRESTER TRUCK SUIIytawn 848-2322 light t Medium Truck Pom tot- wil Oittfl, Cummingi, Ealon, Fuller, Timkin, Spictr, and Ktn- IWMth FOR FAST SERVICE Forrester Truck Co. Sk»llyt«wn 841-2322 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO A Fun Loving Authentic Truthful Happily Helpful Earnest Endeavor Restrictive (When Necessary) NOAH QUINN, JR. FUOM VICKIE- DONNA- SANDRA Dave Williams Likes Houston Golf Chances HOUSTON (AP) - When Bill Yeoman became head football coach at the University of Houston in 1M2, he made an interesting statement: "I hope we can have the kind of football team the golf team will be proud of." It was just another allocade directed toward UH Golf coach Dave Williams, the masterful pied piper of college golf who at that time had won six of seven NCAA golf championships. Williams became UH's unsalaried golf coach in 1952 and started doing what he does best—recruiting top golf prospects. Williams says his secret of success is simple. "I make it a practice to find 10 boys who can break 70," he said. Since Williams took leave from his job as a thermodynamics professor at UH to direct the golf team, the Cougars have become the UCLA of college basketball, the Nebraska of football. When the Cougars tee up Wednesday in the NCAA cham- • pionships at Cape Coral, Fla., they will be shooting for their 13th NCAA title in 17 years. They finished second three other times and placed llth one year because a player was penalized 18 strokes for having too many clubs in his bag. Ask Williams to chronicle the Cougars' titles and he says "It's easier to tell you the ones we lost." Williams' efforts haven't been responsible only for trophies. The annual All-American Golf Classic sponsored by UH supports the golf program. The tournament cleared $22,000 this year but has taken in much more in past years. The UH golf program actually pays for itself and when any is left over, it goes into the general athletic fund—just in case the football program is running short. Williams splits nine full scholarships among 12 to 14 players, the limit allowed by the Southwest Conference. Williams doesn't take credit for Houston's success. He gives credit to the players and to a higher power. "I'm convinced that the man upstairs takes time out for watching over football at South Bend to help us out with golf down in Houston," Williams said. It wasn't always smooth sailing for the UH golfers hower. They'll have airline tickets to Florida this week but they hitchhiked to their first tournament in 1952. "In 1953, we had a stationwa- gon that had over 200,000 miles on it," Williams recalled. "We broke down five times between here and Colorado Springs. We didn't think we'd ever get there." A major crisis occurred in 1959 when UH almost gave up spring sports because of financial difficulties. That's when Williams started charging entrance to the All-America classic. It took Williams several years to build up a winning tradition atUH. "At the time (19521,1 saw that college golf was about like ping pong," Williams said. "I had some boys turn pro on me (one was Dave Marn and it (college golf) just wasn't a big thing. I wanted to make college golf a big thing." After Williams got the word out that Houston was a golf oriented school, the titles, and players, started rolling in. UH has turned into a farm club for the men's pro golf tour. At this year's Houston open, almost one-fifth of the field played under Williams. One of Williams' star pupils. Homero Blancas, said he owed everything to the UH golf program. "I don't think Dave is an instructor," Blancas said. "He may be now but when I was playing he was mostly a promoter. He would kind of boost your ego. He would make you believe in yourself, which is the biggest thing in golf—your mental outlook." Williams has become one of the nation's foremost boosters of college golf, and he has more plans. "We haven't added a Texas team to our tournament in 15 years," he said. "We want teams from all over the U.S. We want this to be a national tournament. In fact, we want to get it on national television." A continuing problem Williams faces as head coach is, he can't keep the big widebrimmed plantation hats he likes to wear. It's become a UH tradition for the team to burn Williams' hat after winning a national championship. Williams wanted to be in Florida when his team arrives, so he drove down Thursday and he's prepared for the tournament—there was a brand new plantation hat in the back seat. Moore Gets CoC Award AMARILLO-Donnie Moore, who just pitched Lubbock Monterey to the Class AAAA state championship, is the winner of the 1972 Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Texas High School Outstanding Baseball Player Award. The senior right hander allowed only two hits in hurling Monterey to a 6-1 victory over Corpus Christi Carroll as the state tournament opened. In the 2-1 championship victory over Houston Bellaire, Moore pitched the final three innings in relief. Bellaire had the bases full with only one out in the last inning. Moore struck out the final two batters. His record for the season was 18 wins and 4 losses. He also played in the outfield when not on the mound. Moore was drafted in the ninth round of the pro baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox. Moore is the tenth winner of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce baseball award. The first honoree was David Brevell, Lufkin outfielder, in 1963. Other winners have been Ken Perrin, Sherman pitcher, 1964; Bob Arnold, El Paso Austin pitcher, 1965; David Larson, Freeport Brazosport pitcher, 1966; Burt Hooten, Corpus Christi King, pitcher; Glenn Harris, San Antonio Highlands pitcher, 1968; Ted Gilman, Houston Lamar pitcher, 1969; Bobby Cuellar, Alice pitcher, 1970; and Johnny Kimbley outfielder, 1971. Dan McCormack Is Getting Some Help From His Friends DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Dan McCormack was a healthy high school athlete when a car hit him six months ago. Now he's a quadraplegic, with no use of his arms and legs, a $20,000 medical bill and little hope of recovery. The orphaned Beavercreek High School sophomore, 16, was walking along a highway en route to basketball practice when the accident happened. Since then, McCormack's life has been hospitals, wheel chairs and therapy treatments. His plight, however, hasn't gone unnoticed. Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp and hydroplane racing champion Dean Chenoweth lifted his spirits with hospital visits. The Beavercreek Jaycees are easing the financial burden. They already have raised $1,200 through a spaghetti dinner. More funds are on the way from a Dan McCormack allsports week that started Tuesday night. Chenoweth, who won national unlimited hydroplane titles in 1970 and 1971 driving Miss Budweiser, has been most instrumental. "I read about him in February," said Chenoweth, a Xenia, Ohio, car dealer. "No father, no mother, that age and paralyzed. Somebody had to help and pitch in." He visited young McCormack two or three times weekly while he was in a Columbus hospital. Dan now is in a nearby Xenia rest home, continuing therapy. "I talked the World Hydroplane Championship officials into naming one heat of their races (July 2 at Madison, Ind.) after the boy," said Chenowelh. "He'll be there in Madison that day," the veteran driver assured. "But he told me if he went I had to win. How's that for pressure?" Mark has lived the last four years with his sister. Mrs. Terrence Torzala can't get over Chenoweth'shelp. "Isn't he great? They've become fast friends. He's really helped Mark's spirits," his sister said. Jockey Ron Turcotte's third Kentucky Derby mount proved to be the right one. He won the 1972 Louisville race with Riva Ridge. PLASTIC PIPE Pressure - Irrigotlon - Sewer Buying direct from factories allows our finding vour besf buy. Contractors Welcome NO CITY TAX CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS •ox ill Miami, Ttxat Plwm Illl Wllty 1M-3I5I CAPRI Ad 1.25 Ch. 50 Open 1:00 All Men's Reg. *8. to MO. Sondok$ 0 Keds for Men Reg.'6.99 $087 MEN'S SHOES Special en Big Group of Dress Shoes • towns • Macki • Oxfordi • Slip-Oni Kyle's Fine Shoes The Home of Floriheim and Rand Shgtfi 109 N. CoyUr 669-9442 _ —,665.8781 Topo Texas 3RIVE-1N Open 8:30-Ad 1.25 Show at Dusk Tighten your seat belt. You never had trip like this etore.

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